Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

Much has been achieved in the last few decades by identifying genes involved in rare, monogenic or Mendelian disorders. However the greatest challenge to genetic epidemiology is determining the genetic and environmental contribution to the risk of common human diseases such as:
cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism and respiratory disease, among others.

The Centre has an important role to play in assisting research groups in Australia who share a common goal of wanting to better understand the genetic and environmental contributions to risk of human disease and use this information to reduce the significant health burden associated with these diseases. The Centre is well positioned to assist through its core capabilities in:

  • molecular genetics
  • statistical genetics
  • functional genetics
  • computational biology
  • bioinformatics

We have established many successful collaborations both nationally and internationally that bring added experience and skills and an impressive track record of achievement.

For further information, contact the Centre Director, Professor Eric Moses.

 

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